Leprechaun Returns

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lara (@knobbygirl) on Jan 11, 2020 at 5:20pm PST A direct sequel to the first Leprechaun, would you be surprised to hear that Jennifer Aniston is nowhere to be found? You know who WAS around from the first film? Ozzie, better known as Francis […]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lara (@knobbygirl) on Sep 17, 2019 at 6:50pm PDT Chamber of Secrets? That’s what I used to call my vajayjay back in college… Thank you folks, I’ll be here all night. My children absolutely appreciate any and all mentions of their former abode and […]

Ant-Man and the Wasp

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lara (@knobbygirl) on Jun 28, 2019 at 1:08pm PDT Thanks to my kids’ Netflix account, we all finally got to watch Ant-Man and the Wasp. You heard me right – my kids mutinied and set up their own Netflix account for the summer. (I […]

The Frighteners

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lara (@knobbygirl) on Dec 8, 2018 at 5:55pm PST I love introducing the kids to my favorite horror films. I love introducing the kids to my favorite directors. The Frighteners is a horror film by one of my favorite directors – Peter Jackson. What’s […]

Ghostbusters (2016)

I really truly wanted to love the Ghostbusters reboot. I would have even settled for liking it…but though there were truly funny moments, the film as a whole left me cold. A post shared by Lara (@knobbygirl) on Apr 3, 2018 at 6:28pm PDT The biggest element that annoyed me was the sexual harassment gag […]

Ghost Shark

When a Ghost Shark eats you, where do you go? I don’t mean metaphysically, as in what happens when you die. I mean literally – where do the parts of you that the Ghost Shark swallowed go? Are they instantaneously dissolved by Ghost Shark’s ectoplasm? Or are they digested more slowly, like a regular shark […]

Beetlejuice

So we’re trying to get back in the habit of exposing our children to the stuff we liked as kids, instead of either letting them choose (which means hours of Spongebob and iCarly reruns or Toy Story 3) or forcing them to watch what we’re watching (usually Hoarders, inappropriate sitcoms or Hockey). Since both our […]

Thir13en Ghosts

I got tricked into watching it. Okay, not tricked exactly. My husband waited until I wasn’t paying attention – peeling potatoes – and he changed the channel. By the time I noticed…it was too late, the movie had begun…then he admitted that he tricked me. He knew that I would have said no if he […]

The Midnight Hour

I rarely review TV movies – in fact, this is my first – but as this was one of the formative films of my childhood, I thought I’d break the rules a little bit. Halloween 1985. I was in 4th grade at Holleman Elementary. All my friends had seen the movie and it was a […]

Poltergeist

Scared the crap out of me….when I was 7. I think I had a very valid reason to be scared of this when I first saw it. First off, there was a cemetery on the end of the road I grew up on. It was possible, in my very young mind, that that cemetery had […]